Existing Homes Alliance
In advance of an Existing Homes Alliance Scotland parliamentary reception on May 29, CIH Scotland's policy and practice manager Ashley Campbell provides an update on the work of the group.
Published 24 April 2018
The Existing Homes Alliance has expressed concern that the Scottish Government is weakening its plans to make Scotland's homes warm and energy efficient.
Published 7 March 2018
The Scottish Government hosted an energy summit yesterday to challenge the ‘big six’ energy suppliers to do more to help people who are struggling to pay their energy bills.
Published 18 January 2018
The Scottish Government has been urged to take concerted action to eliminate fuel poverty altogether after new figures revealed that the overall level amongst Scottish households is down about four percentage points in a year, equivalent to 99,000 fewer households living in fuel poverty.
Published 6 December 2017
Campaigners called on the Scottish Government to take further action to improve the energy efficiency of Scotland’s homes in the wake of new statistics showing that an excess of 2,720 people died in winter 2016/17 compared with warmer months.
Published 18 October 2017
New proposals to ensure all privately rented homes in Scotland meet a minimum standard of energy efficiency have been published today for consultation.
Published 7 April 2017
An independent panel of academic experts is to review the definition of fuel poverty after which a consultation will open on a new long-term fuel poverty strategy and statutory eradication target, the Scottish Government has announced.
Published 9 March 2017
The Scottish Government has reaffirmed its target to build 50,000 affordable homes and pledged more funding to offset the ‘bedroom tax’ though campaigners have criticised the Draft Budget for failing to provide the ambition required to crack the problem of Scotland’s inefficient homes.
Published 16 December 2016
A long term improvement in the energy efficiency of housing stock coupled with a substantial drop in the price of domestic fuel has seen a drop in Scotland’s fuel poverty rates, though campaigners have warned that the job is far from over.
Published 6 December 2016
A coalition is urging the Scottish Government to substantially increase the funding available to improve the energy efficiency of Scotland's homes ahead of a debate today in the Scottish Parliament.
Published 16 November 2016
National fuel poverty charity Energy Action Scotland has urged Scottish Ministers to reset the target to eliminate fuel poverty in Scotland.
Published 25 October 2016
Figures showing there were nearly 3,000 additional winter deaths last year show that Scotland’s cold and draughty housing stock must be upgraded as a matter of urgency, the Existing Homes Alliance has argued.
Published 19 October 2016
More people will be able to make their homes warm and water-tight through a new £10 million fund.
Published 21 September 2016
Leading economists have today backed calls for greater investment in energy efficiency in Scotland, calling it one of the best ways to drive up economic activity and tackle cold homes.
Published 12 September 2016
The Scottish Government’s priority for warm homes has “lit up” the Programme for Government and been welcomed across the sector.
Published 7 September 2016